Situated 30 miles north of the state’s capital, this community of over 18,000 residents grew from a small agricultural town into one of the nation’s top neighborhoods. The city's officials work hard to retain its sense of neighborliness and charm by managing growth in innovative, intelligent ways.
Suwanee has 15 public schools and is part of the Gwinnett County School District, one of the best in Georgia. Public education costs per pupil run significantly less than the national average, but Suwanee manages to get more for less as is evidenced by high test scores. Ten of the public schools rank a perfect 10, and none rate lower than 8. Residents also have a private school option. Over half of the adult population has a four-year college degree.
Since the median age for properties here is 14 years, the community is ideal for house hunters who are looking for established homes that aren't outdated. The majority of homes was built after 2000, but over 42 percent date back to the 1990 to 1999 time span. The median real estate value is just over $330,000.
Suwanee is a progressive community with friendly neighbors. Its officials are committed to providing a high quality of life for all. Money Magazine has named Suwanee one of the best small communities in which to reside. Additionally, it was designated by Kiplinger.com as a top choice for raising children. This attractive community has a vibrant town center where residents and their friends come together to shop, dine, relax, play and enjoy events such as festivals, concerts and a farmers market.
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The downtown area offers a fun mix of new and old that includes an interactive water fountain, a public library and an amphitheater stage. You'll also find numerous boutiques, restaurants and shops.
Suwanee has over 500 acres of parkland, much of which was implemented and preserved by city officials via a voter-approved initiative. Some of the parks include Suwanee Creek Greenway, Sims Lake Park and Suwanee Creek Park. Hikers and bikers will enjoy the Suwanee Creek Greenway, a multipurpose trail that runs through four miles of wildlife habitat, woods and wetlands.
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